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How noise from ship movement in Indian Ocean is threatening marine life, this study explains

 

The radiated noise that emanates from the movement of ships globally is known to double every decade since 1950, posing a harmful impact on the marine life. The emerging geo-strategic relevance of the in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) has ensured that this increase in the low-frequency shipping noise may be worse than the global average.

The surge in the deaths of marine mammals along the coastline could be attributed to the increase in traffic along the major shipping routes, a study said. “The low-frequency ambient noise due to shipping in the IOR is attributable to the surge in big whale stranding in the west coast, according to a study by Maritime Research Centre (MRC), Pune.

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